Tuesday, September 25, 2007
amended to include cute gerbil image
I can't believe I haven't posted since the April Fool's Viagra joke. Even the whole jetlag/viagra hamster thing (there's a George Michael joke in there somewhere) back in May failed to raise a post from me.
I have been busy getting on with my life and as there was nothing much new going on with my endocrine system, blogging about diabetes fell off the end of the to do list. But a long comment (aka a press release in disguise) from the International Diabetes Federation, the Brussels based advocacy group, kicked my ass back into gear.
I took part in the first or maybe second World Diabetes Day back in Brussels in the early nineties, and it was a really quiet affair - we had a stall at a school fair, I seem to remember and handed out a few leaflets. Now it's worldwide event; in Brussels they have a two-day exhibition (in two languages, of course), and in 159 other countries people are celebrating November 14th by raising diabetes awareness.
So the banner is on the website and I'm sure most people are involved in some activity, a fundraiser or information push during November. Heck, even the Empire State Building will be lit up in blue for the day. Every little helps.